Skip to content

Local News

Sentencing delayed

Sentencing delayed

A Waterloo man charged for the assisted suicide of his wife will wait until May to learn his fate. Peter Fonteece, 47, appeared in Superior Court Wednesday where it was expected he would be sentenced for criminal negligence causing death.

College offer accepted

The faculty at Ontario’s 24 community colleges accepted what their employer had called its final offer. A spokesman for the colleges told the Canadian Press Wednesday that the Ontario Labour Relations Board confirmed that a 51.

Former hospital coming down

The fate of the former Port Arthur General Hospital has been decided and the vacant building is coming down. Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre issued requests for proposals from demolition companies last week.

Hyer continue push for passenger rail

MP Bruce Hyer (NDP, Thunder Bay – Superior North) continues to push for the return of passenger rail service in this region.
President becomes principal

President becomes principal

Pat Lang has two favourite days of the school year. One is opening day at Confederation College, the school over which she presides as president. The second is graduation day. In between futures are forged and career paths laid.
Let it snow

Let it snow

A mild winter season means a drop in profits for many winter-based local businesses. According to Environment Canada, Thunder Bay traditionally receives a snowfall of 188 centimetres, but this year has only seen a total of 51.4 centimetres.
Flick filmed in city

Flick filmed in city

This summer Thunder Bay will witness SWAT teams, helicopters and roadblocks scattered across the city, but a terrorist attack or major disaster will not fuel this action.

Terrace Bay Pulp creditor protection extended

An idled pulp and paper mill on the North Shore has secured another reprieve from its creditors, but three months after the province offered up $25 million in loans, a restart date for Terrace Bay Pulp is still uncertain.

Hampton accuses province of playing favourites

MPP Howard Hampton (NDP, Kenora – Rainy River) questioned the fairness of pension plans for AbitibiBowater workers and retirees at Queens Park Monday.

Porter expects busy 2010

Porter Airlines says it has plans to increase the number of passengers it carries and destinations it flies to out of Toronto’s island airport. The Toronto Star reports that the airline’s new $50 million terminal will triple Porter’s capacity.